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, jim pinkerton and alan colmes. thanks liberals for saving america. i'm jon scott. fox news watch is on right now. >> it was six weeks as today that terrorists attacked the benghazi. now, we obtained e-mail alerts that was put out by the state department as the attacks unfolded. >> 13 days to go before america votes, e-mails show that our top leaders were aware terrorists were taking credit for attacking the u.s. mission in libya, videotape day it happened. while the white house is now saying there was still confusion there are new questions what could have been done in the early hours as the attack was still ongoing. >> jon: cbs tuesday and fox news on wednesday. new details about the terror attacks in benghazi libya. every day this past week we seem to have learned something new about who knew what. e-mails detailing what was going on in benghazi and who was to blame. why did it take so long for the media to pay attention to this story and why did the white house seem to spin it differently? charles krauthammer shared his view earlier. >> they might have calculation. they won't
in the u.s. cnn jim clancy is in long island beach, new jersey, an area where houses were floating down the streets. jim, we hear some good news of some signs of improvement this morning. >> well, you know, the improvement is going to come and certainly they're out there working every day. they're digging away. they're trying to literally like snow plows tear through the sand dunes that have built up. some as high as six feet on this island, covering up roadways and plowing through all of that and they're working on, i've seen people coming out and checking the power lines and we have people coming out and the entire underside of some of these homes that were up on stilts or posts or whatever you want to call it, pili pylons. they may have to come down. all of the homes, they're ensuring that they have a little bit of stability. you know, this was quite a storm. i talked to one of the residents, he refuses to leave. search and rescue yesterday, guy name carl was telling me that the experience of this storm was the experience of a lifetime. listen. >> it was a surreal experience and prob
boardwalk, ripped apart by the storm, pieces scattered. the mayor put it this way. it's no longer there. jim clancy is live in belmar now. he joins me. give me an update on the conditions there, jim. >> reporter: well, i think i can say the sun has come out, and i want to show you something. even since we arrived at 5:00 this morning, the water has receded, gone down six inches, gone back several people. people have come by to take photos. people in this neighborhood can't wait to see it. talked to a member of the fire department who said it's happening. it's very slow. but we're making some progress here. they're pumping out st. rose's high school gym next to me here. crews moved in, put in some pumps, pushing water out. other businesses, the hum of generators has taken over. you see skip loaders and front loaders heading down the streets in all directions. the fire chiefs, people have been out here, going door to door telling residents we're going to pump out your basements, we're going to get to all of these things. the residents, of course, can't wait. they're still shaking their heads i
coincidence. joining us is president of florida league of women voters and jim greer, the former chairman of the republican party who's been very critical of what went on behind the scenes. first, thank you both for being here. >> glad to be here. >> jim, what can you tell our viewers with emmett "bucky" greer? >> he and his partner worked for me for a period of time when i was chairman. they are good at what they do. when you're looking for a lawyer that can write legislation and change the election laws, stand up potentially to a constitutional challenge, you reach out to people like bucky and his partner richard coats and they draft the law. they a they advise how it can get done and it's about keeping people from election day to win the republican election. >> keeping pop freople from get to election day? >> that's right. primarily down here in florida, reducing early voting days, put all of these obstacles in the way of democrats, minority voters from getting to the polls because down here in florida it's not just about the presidential election, it's about keeping power in the legis
she has called in sick with strep throat. so it will be me, jacki schechner, and jim ward doing the show today. lots of big news happening on the east coast today with hurricane sandy, which is pretty much, well, flooding the east coast. we'll be talking about that today, taking your calls another 1-800-steph-1-2. we'll be talking to charlie pierce to talk about the political ramifications. >> he's wicked snap. >> he is wicked snap. we'll also be talking about what chris christie thinks of president obama's and his reaction to hurricane sandy. >> but we want to say good morning to jacki schechner who is sitting in steph's seat. >> a good day to get rid of her. [ laughter ] >> president obama is declaring major disasters today in new jersey and new york, he has also declared emergency conditions in both virginia and west virginia. sandy is now called a post tropical cyclone. firefighters are also having to go in and use a boat to rescue dozens of people. about 6 million people are without power including a large section of manhattan. we don't think about these
. we've got two reports. weather channel storm tracker jim cantore on the out of control gas lines in northern new jersey. and our kate kelly in new york harbor. thats go, g s ggas got to come pump some place. most of it will be by barge. jim, are you getting a '70s feeling out there? i've seen the lines. just driving up here to global headquarters. what's going on? >> reporter: well, remember back then, larry, we were talking about ands that got, what, 7 to maybe 11 or 12 miles to the gallon. so getting that gas once you got it didn't go very far. that's for sure. look behind me here. this is actually a pretty well oiled machine here, no pun intended. off in the distance see yet another tanker. they've already put 25,000 gallons in the ground and continue to pump it out tonight. lines have not gotten any shorter as you can imagine. when people find out how well this is going the lines are going to get even longer. the officers over here, they're taking the traffic and putting them in the lines so nobody has to get confused and honk horns at anybody else. then you can see here wher
schechner, and this is jim ward over here. stephanie called in sick this morning, she called about an hour before the show and said ar ar ar. >> good to see my plan is working. i had to plan to make out with her in new york. >> alec baldwin couldn't make it to the sexy liberal tour in new york what he has strep throat. [♪ dramatic music ♪] >> because he was making out with "stephanie miller show." >> no, because he is happily married. the only time that stephanie has been in the tabloids she has apparently broken up the marriage between box lightener, and melissa gilbert. >> oh. >> yeah, this was back in the '90s. >> having an affair with which one? >> back then it was bruce because she was totally in the closet. >> okay. what has hurricane sandy been downgraded to -- >> a post cyclone -- >> kerfuffle. >> a post tropical cyclone -- >> that's a good band name. >> sure. >> that's not bad. they would be like an alternative rock band right? >> yeah. a little heavy metal -- >> pcp. ptc. >> a band name that will come out of brooklyn at anytime. i don't know. [ laughter ]
campaign near englewood, colorado. so, jim, seven states tharks is one busy day for romney and ryan. did they generate any momentum today; do you think? >> we're going to have to wait and see, don. if you look at those battleground state polls that have come out in recent days, it doesn't appear that that surge of momentum may have stalled with the arrival of super storm sandy. we'll just have to wait and see on election day, don. if you wait and look at all of these battleground states, it is very cloesz when it comes to the president and mitt romney. we are leaving now and on our way to a rally in englewood, colorado. it will be his final stop here in this battleground state. and, also, john, his final western stop of campaign 2012. we've been hearing him talk nostalgically all day long. he was talking about the long days and the short nights and how his campaign is almost there. it's almost until election day. but really, what he's been doing is delivering his closing argument. talking about what he calls real change for the country. he's been seizing that unemployment data saying tha
'm on a plane that's going to crash. >> stephanie: jim and i were going through a hailstorm in columbus. he thought it would be funny to start singing patsy cline songs. >> and buddy holly songs. >> stephanie: not funny jim. not really. there is a. >> eliot: of turbulence where it's not funny anymore. >> stephanie: not funny anymore. anyway can i say love my sexy liberals. amazing show. karl frisch opened up for us. >> did he really? >> stephanie: aisha tyler i'm sorry -- >> sexy lady. >> stephanie: that boogidy cheese happened. there's all of the one-liners that stick in your head forever. rob and earth wind and fire were discussing it at the airport. she was talking about meeting the president because she's an official obama surrogate. she said he smells like cookies and freedom. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: we've already gotten a million e-mails. cookies and freedom bitches. everything she says ends up on a t-shirt. smells like cookies and freedom. i think it is true. >> wow. according to michelle, he's got a
that that 900-mile storm has killed at least 106 people in the u.s. cnn jim clancy followed the national guard as they went door-to-door in a search and discovery mission in new jersey. >> reporter: a sometimes forceful systematic search for survivors. dozens of members of the u.s. army and air force national guard joined members of the ocean county prosecutor's office to probe seemingly abandoned homes on long beach island's whole gate community. in distress situations they forcibly opened homes to call out for survivors. the prosecutors are on hand because they have jurisdiction if any bodies are uncovered. but in most cases, it was a straight forward call to ask if anyone was inside. >> national guard. >> this part of the mission is search and rescue. pretty much nobody has been here. so what we've been doing is trying to see if any residents that had stayed over during the hurricane survived. that's basically what we're looking for here, any survivors. >> reporter: homes already ripped open by superstorm sandy were searched inside and out while these guard teams from new jersey kept a shar
here on the trail, fred. >> all right, thank you so much from milwaukee, wisconsin. and jim acosta is with the romney campaign, which is getting ready for a rally in dubuque, iowa, after a morning stop in new hampshire. we'll have a report from jim in just a few minutes. >>> now let's get the latest on recovery. five days after superstorm sandy, new york governor andrew cuomo said temporary fuel trucks will be deployed around the new york city area to alleviate the gas shortages. drivers will be able to fill up directly from the tankers. new yorkers can also get around the city a little easier now as well. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally, under one week, 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> across the river in new jersey, there is gas rationing in 12 counties in an effort to cut don on wait times there. people have been waiting there in long lines for hours to gas up cars and get fuel for their generators. >> our jim clancy is in long beach, new jersey, which is on the jersey shore. it's very windy,
, they are cost prohibitive, and also have their own set of issues, like salt water that can occur. neil: jim, thank you for helping these guys out. jim o'neill. governor chris christie, new jersey, on an even pace to get your gas. if your license plate ends in an odd an odd number, but today you get it. if it ends in an even number, that is the day youet it. those are the odd letters if you and him a letter, a and c are the all lovers. tran-four are the even letters. when we come up we have bob mcdonnell. it really is like an avengers here. the best and mightiest of the republicans making one final pu on tuesday. coming up after this break. if i'm arrested over the license if i'm arrested over the license plate and ♪ music kids will spend 22 minutes watching us, sing about ants in their pants. brushing for two minutes now, can save your child from severe tooth pain later. two minutes twice a day. they have the time. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but
sure jim is reelected. jim jordan, bob gibbs are here. and i want to be the senior senator from ohio. we need josh mandel in ohio. we need him now. you know, president obama -- over the last four years has made a lot of decisions. some of them, he siad would result in new jobs that haven't happened. he said he'd cut the deficit. it hasn't happened. we have someone who is running for president who knows how to bring back jobs. he has the experience. he has the experience and the record nd he knows how to work with democrats and repubicansbls and that's why we need mitt romney to fix what's broken and bring back the american dream. i see a uaw member here in front of me. i will talk autos in a way that is straight talk. obama said a few things that, as he said, were "whoppers." he said, you wanted to take those companies through ban kruptcy. it was obama who took gm and chrysler through bankruptcy. it was mitt romney who did provide for loan guarantees. every fact-checker who looked has said that barack obama was wrong and was not telling the truth. this is what is most important, with
. stephaniemiller.com, check it out. you can email us all there, chris lavoie jim ward or me stephanie miller. all right. we have a big friday show coming up. >> oh yeah. >> aisha tyler joining us in just a few minutes to remind us why the president feels like cookies and freedom. >> or as one person called him bronco obama. >> stephanie: will this election never end. ah! [ baby crying ] >> stephanie: and we have actress kate walsh coming up from "gray's anatomy." >> and "private practice." >> stephanie: once again we have the hottest surrogates. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: as jacki reported -- don't have the numbers in front of me. >> 1 # 1,000. >> stephanie: oh, dream girl. oh lord -- >> i'm going to kind drive her. >> stephanie: excellent. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the obama campaign reminds us stop looking at cats online and go vote. >> have you seen the watermelon kitty, no kitty, don't eat the rind. he is just seating a watermelon. [ laughter ] >> maybe the cat needed some fiber. >> stephanie: yes. go vote for god's sake. some helpful hints. >> okay. o
. >> it may be slightly more likely than jim mussina's plan a year ago to expand the map into arizona and georgia, but not a lot more. gwen: the other question i have for your guys, is so how late are we going to be up on tuesday? >> i think we'll know by midnight. >> you think? >> yep. >> wow, that is very good. i hope that is true. i don't feel like we've known at midnight for a long time. >> in 2008 we did. but this tracks with 2004 where it's very close ain't comes down to ohio and there are all these rules about provision nal ballots an when they can be counted and how long you can -- i think that the morning of november 7th, we will have an answer. gwen: quickly, jackie? >> i'm going to predict and hope for an early night. i'm not a journalist that likes this much drama. >> yogi bear said predicts are hard especially about the future. but i agree with john, this is going break one way or the other. the dime's not going to land on its side and we'll know by midnight. gwen: that was not even -- >> what about you? >> gwen: i will be at this very table and i will be here as long as
rally in new hampshire, and now he is headed the iowa. our national political correspondent jim acosta was there in portsmouth, new hampshire. >> reporter: mitt romney has kicked off his swing state blitz in this final weekend of the presidential campaign starting the day in new hampshire and then heading next to iowa and colorado. we're hearing the gop nominee touch on some themes that he's been bringing up quite a bit in the last couple of days, saying he is the candidate of what he calls real change. he's also going through his five-point economic plan to get the country back on track, talking about ideas like cutting the deficit, tapping into domestic energy resources and fixing the nation's public school system. but one thing that he has been trying to zero in on in this final stretch of the campaign, he's been going after the president's mantel, being a post-partisan president. in the words of mitt romney, the president has been what he calls the most partisan. here's what he had to say. >> yesterday, the president said something you might have heard by now that i think surprised
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's also back in full campaign mode. he's not pulling any punches. his new line of attack, jim acosta will have that next. dad vo: ok, time for bed, kiddo. lights out. ♪ (sirens) (train horn) ♪ vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> mitt romney is himself back in full campaign mode today in virginia. here's cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta. >> reporter: wolf, the truce is over. after dialing back his criticism of president obama in the immediate aftermath of superstorm sandy, mitt romney has shifted back into campaign mode. and the gop candidate has unleashed some new eye opening lines of attack. mitt romney turned battleground virginia into a battlefield ending a two-daybreak from the campaign's fireworks with some new verbal cannon shots aimed at winning the last five days of the race. >> i know that the obama folks are chanting four more years, four more years. but our chant is this. five more days. five more days is our chant. >> reporter: romney then mocked president obama for saying he m
, and also have their own set of issues, like salt water that can occur. neil: jim, thank you for helping these guys out. jim o'neill. governor chris christie, new jersey, on an even pace to get your gas. if your license plate ends in an odd an odd number, but today you get it. if it ends in an even number, that is the day you get it. those are the odd letters if you and him a letter, a and c are the all lovers. tran-four are the even letters. when we come up we have bob mcdonnell. it really is like an avengers here. the best and mightiest of the republicans making one final push on tuesday. coming up after this break. if i'm arrested over the license if i'm arrested over the license plate and these fellas used capital one venture miles for a golf getaway. double miles you can actually use... but mr. single miles can't join his friends because he's getting hit with blackouts. shame on you. now he's stuck in a miniature nightmare. oh, thank you. but, with e capital one venture card... you can fly any airline, any flight, any time. double miles you can actually use. what's in your wallet? a
set of issues, like salt water that can occur. neil: jim, thank you for helping these guys out. jim o'neill. governor chris christie, new jersey, on an even pace to get your gas. if your license plate ends in an odd a odd number, but today you get it. if it ds in an even number, that is the day you get it. those are the odd letters if you and him a letter, a and c are the all lovers. tran-four are the even letters. when we come up we have bob mcdonnell. it really is like an avengers here. the best and mightiest of the republicans making one final push on tuesday. coming up after this break. if i'm arrestedover the license if i'm arrestedover the license plate and [ male announcer ] at scottde, you won't just find us online, you'll alsfind us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so ny investors are saying... [ all ] i
. neil: jim, thank you for helping these guys out. jim o'neill. governor chris christie, new jersey, on an even pace to get your gas. if your license plate ends in an odd an odd number, but today you geit. if it ends in an even number, that is the day you get it. those are the odd letters if you and him a lettr, a and c are the all lovers. tran-four are the even letters. when we come up we have bob mcdonnell. it really is like an avengers here. the best and mightiest of the republicans making one final push on tuesday. coming up after this break. if i'm arrested over the license if i'm arrested over the license ate andely. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. to start her own interior desigbusiness. she's got a growing list of clients she keeps in touch with using e-mail marketing from constantcontact.co
website, c-span.org. jim is in orlando, florida. he's on our line for independents. jim, you're optimistic about the economy. why is that? caller: i'm optimistic after the election. i think that a lot of companies have been holding out hiring this year. i think it all comes back to the money. and when i say the money, a lot of the billionaires, when they see that their taxes are going from 14% to 36%, they're going to do whatever they can to make sure that the president looks bad as far as this year. when you look historically, the first quarter of the year is usually slow. we had a good first quarter. in the second two quarters, jobs have been anemic. i think the last two or three years, we slowly climbed out of this mess, and it will take, as clinton said, another four years to get out of it. but i do see some positives. host: jim, do you really think that business owners are going to risk profits and losses based on trying to make the president look bad? caller: i don't think business owners are. i think that big corporations that have billionaire stockholders -- if my taxes were going
reproduction. it's about the economy, that it's about race. when we think about jim crow laws, it was all about not allowing people of two different races to reproduce. i hadn't quite put it all together until i heard you say that, so i don't want other folks to misses that. and yet surprisingly the gender gap is less extreme than i might think it would be given these circumstances. is it -- when i look at the numbers, it says to me, yes, there's a gender gap, but it's still being driven primarily by women of color and by young women. so what's going on not just with the extremes of the republican party, but with women who hear this and i'm like, yeah, i'm town with them. what is that some. >> the conventional wisdom is when the republicans say these extreme things, those women will be turned off and vote if democrats. i don't think that's necessarily the case. it's not that they don't reject what is being said, because they do. but at the same time sometimes if you're independent and you are dead on the in middle, it's because you're turned off by booth pa both party. so democrats have to reme
or a businessman? good point. jim irwin on the political side tweeting will hurricane sandy make for paper ballots rather than electronic in states where the power is down? the idea of what we're going to do about election day is starting to loom. that's going to be, i think the next big thing. >> bill: it is because the storm is going to be around for so long and the focus immediately after -- let's say by today right. maybe in parts of jersey and delaware and even here in the d.c. area, it will be clean up rather than more storm. we're not dealing with storm so much as cleanup. that will take a couple of days. >> six and a half million people are without power. six and a half million people are without power and we're a week away from an election. >> bill: charles calling from tampa, florida. hey, charles. >> caller: good morning, bill. i just want to -- fema sent trailers down here years ago to be used. fema said you have to take them. florida wanted to give them back to fema to be used. fema said no. they stay where th
. but service is limited and the city faces another day of serious transportation trouble. jim axelrod is at the tip of lower manhattan outside the staten island ferry terminal. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning. big step for new yorkers and a psychological boost, to at least have partial subway service restored and to ease some congestion on the roads. there won't be any subway trains coming in and out of here. not today, not tomorrow. not for a while, it would seem. three days after superstorm sandy swept through new york, the city's road to recovery is literally gridlocked. >> traffic is terrible, man. takes 45 minutes just for four block blocks. it's horrible. >> reporter: commuters turned manhattan streets into parking lots. a telling sign of just how badly the city needs its mass transit system back. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: this morning 14 out of 23 subway lines will begin operating. but none will be able to run below 34th street in manhattan and into brooklyn. multiple tunnels and stations in that area remain flooded with sea water.
of serious grid lock. jim axelrod is in lower manhattan. >> reporter: that's a crucial piece of news. 227,000 customers still without power in manhattan, although we are told now by saturday power should be restored fully in new york. now, as for the traffic that we're talking about, the massive traffic situation, city's bridges and tunnels absolutely choked with vehicles. traffic lines stretching for miles. through midnight tonight, police will refuse entry into new york for vehicles less than three passengers. public transportation is helping, although lines for shuttle buses reached three hours yesterday. getting rid of water is the top job here. a group of what's called unwatering experts from the army corps of engineers is here to help and they expect to suck out about 10 million gallons of water. from california, 70 power trucks are being air lifted here to help restore power. but the bottom line, charlie, is the more -- the quicker the power is restored, the sooner congestion will be reduced. charlie, norah? >> jim axle rodriguez, thank you. >>> the cia is fighting back against cha
're sfeng pen so much time in ohio. let's take a view right now from the ground level. jim acosta is with the romney campaign in north canton, ohio. brian brianna keilar is at the white house. is the romney campaign showing any signs of concern over their ability to win ohio? >> i just talked to a senior romney advisor who said no, they are going to win ohio, but he did say this race in this state is going to come down to independents. whoever wins independents in the words of this romney advisor, that candidate is going to win ohio. now, there's a little bit of spin in that because if you look at recent polling like an abc news/"washington post" poll that came out yesterday, governor romney is doing well among independent voters so it makes sense they would be talking about that advantage right now. at the same time, there are signs that yes, the romney campaign is concerned about this state and talking a little bit about what john king was mentioning a few moments ago about the auto bailout, we heard one of romney's top surrogates, rob portman, defend mitt romney's stance on the
're spending so much time in ohio. let's take a view right now from the ground level. jim acosta is with the romney campaign in north canton, ohio. brianna keilar is at the white house. the presidented ahead in ohio, but a close race, no doubt about it. is the romney campaign showing any signs of concern over their ability to win ohio? >> i just talked to a senior romney advisor who said no, they are going to win ohio, but he did say this race in this state is going to come down to independents. whoever wins independents in the words of this romney advisor, that candidate is going to win ohio. now, there's a little bit of spin in that because if you look at recent polling like an abc news/"washington post" poll that came out yesterday, governor romney is doing well among independent voters so it makes sense they would be talking about that advantage right now. at the same time, there are signs that yes, the romney campaign is concerned about this state and talking a little bit about what john king was mentioning a few moments ago about the auto bailout, we heard one of romney's t
so much time in ohio. let's take a view right now from the ground level. jim acosta is with the romney campaign in north canton, ohio. brianna keilar is at the white house. the presidented ahead in ohio, but a close race, no doubt about it. is the romney campaign showing any signs of concern over their ability to win ohio? >> i just talked to a senior romney advisor who said no, they are going to win ohio, but he did say this race in this state is going to come down to independents. whoever wins independents in the words of this romney advisor, that candidate is going to win ohio. now, there's a little bit of spin in that because if you look at recent polling like an abc news/"washington post" poll that came out yesterday, governor romney is doing well among independent voters so it makes sense they would be talking about that advantage right now. at the same time, there are signs that yes, the romney campaign is concerned about this state and talking a little bit about what john king was mentioning a few moments ago about the auto bailout, we heard one of romney's t
rove super pac putting $2 million into pennsylvania. i was on a conference call with jim mess siena and jafds axelrod saying that's a bluff, that pennsylvania is not a problem. if people are worried about coming back from power outages which could last a week or more as they did after irene, and if people cannot get to the polls? this whole thing could be thrown up in the air. >> what's hard for me if you're trying to analyze this, well the president gets to look more presidential and that's good and mitt romney is sidelined or the president's voters won't be able to turn out. what's difficult this is a variable into an evasion that really has not changed basically two plus two has equalled four almost this entire campaign. it's been close. mitt romney has been behind slightly but it's been close. throw this other variable into this problem that we thought we had pretty much close to knowing the answer, close one or way the other, who knows. i think we focus on today, tomorrow but wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday into the weekend, can they resume campaigning? even if they do, t
of wisconsin. we have been watching the live mike and he is not at it yet, but jim acosta has his mike up and he is joining us from the suburb of milwaukee in west allis. i'm a big fan of the courtroom and closing arguments, means it is over, but this is not the last time we will hear from mitt romney until tuesday, so why closing arguments? >> that is right, ashleigh. what we are seeing today is two closing arguments and the real contrast in the race unfolding out at the events. president obama was talking about the jobs report that came out earlier this morning and describing that as what he called real progress, and in a few moments you will hear the gop nominee mitt romney come out to talk about what he wants to deliver for the country, and he is call ing thing that a real c. h is not only the closing argument that we will be hearing this morning, ashleigh, but we will hear mitt romney talk about the jobs report and he released a statement earlier in the morning, as you know, and described the jobs report as proof that the economy is at a standstill, and he has released xerp excerpts
spoke with the former head of the republican party of florida, a guy named jim greer who is in his own trouble over charges about some illegal money thing that he was doing, but when he was running the party he told me that republican consultants came to him and said, we want to craft a bill that would get rid of early voting if we could, or severely cut it, because in the words of these consultants, according to jim greer, all it does is bring every african-american out from under a rock, that's a quote, and get them to vote for democrats. they don't vote for us, it doesn't help us. so the republican legislature which in 2010 became more tea party, more conservative, there's no margin in it for them to increase access to in-person early voting. what they did is passed a law that didn't touch absentee voting, which republicans tend to dominate in, but severely limited the early vote. just to give you some numbers, you're talking about there were 96 hours, there are 96 hours this year total to vote. there were 120 hours in 2008. and already in the state, 3.46 million people have voted.
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